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  • Stocks Struggle as Gustav Looms Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to remain above water Tuesday, caught in the crosswinds of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav.

  • Honda's Fit: Can It Crush Chrysler? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
    2007 Honda Fit

    They say timing is everything. For Honda nothing could be truer. In the next couple of weeks an updated version of the company's red-hot subcompact, The Fit, will start rolling into showrooms. Talk about having the right model in place at the right time.

  • Stocks Sway in Hurricane, Dollar Winds Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks swayed between positive and negative territory Tuesday, caught in the crossbreezes of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav.

  • Do the markets prefer Republicans? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 7:31 AM ET

    With the Democratic National Convention starting yesterday, the conversation over which candidate will be better for the economy will heat up.  Here are some stats on the Dow and presidential elections. With the exception of FDR's takeover for Herbert Hoover, it looks like "Change" seems to be less favorable to the markets than continuity when a Republican is in office. The best year for the Dow, on the other hand, occurred under a Democrat's administration.

  • Dow Sheds 2% as Credit Jitters Rattle Financials Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday, led by financials, as investors waited for some resolution on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers following rampant speculation last week.

  • Banks Lead Decline as Credit Worries Linger Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as oil prices ticked higher. Volume is expected to be low this week as the summer winds down.

  • The Big 3 DO Need Federal Help Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 2:04 PM ET
    The Big Three

    Let's get some things straight. As I write this blog, I'm fully aware some of you will scoff at the idea of the Federal government offering billions of dollars to the Big 3 in restructuring loans. I know some of you will say, "Don't give them a bail out. Let'em go under."

  • Summer Market Swoons - 2008 vs. History Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:59 AM ET

    With Labor Day weekend coming this week, the markets have had a tough summer.  Is this a normal part of "sell in May" or is this year different?  Here's how this year compares.

  • Oil's Advance Weighs on Stocks Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as oil prices ticked higher. Volume is expected to be low this week as the summer winds down.

  • Pops & Drops:  MGM, Schlumberger... Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 10:00 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of MGM and Schlumberger popped while Wachovia and General Motors dropped!

  • Stocks End Rough Week on a High Note Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    The financial sector's comeback and a more than $6 a barrel drop in oil prices gave stocks and end of the week pick-me up. Still, major indexes finished lower for the week and oil managed just mild gain.

  • Cramer: Lehman's a 'Lurking Black Hole' Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 7:02 PM ET

    The bank is suffering one setback after another, helping to prevent the market from finding any solid ground.

  • Stocks End Mixed Amid Hope for Relief Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 5:03 PM ET

    US stocks ended mixed Thursday as a jump in oil prices boosted oil stocks and speculation about a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a possible takeover of Lehman Brothers, gave investors some hope that relief is coming.

  • $10,000 Discounts -- But No Buyers Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    Don't look now, but something is coming back: deals. Not just little ones. Pretty decent deals. GM, Toyota and Mazda are currently running some of the more prominent marketing campaigns. But make no mistake, almost all the automakers are throwing more money and more generous financing terms behind their new models.

  • Dow Ends Higher as Banks Eke Out Gains Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Major U.S. indexes ended a choppy session higher, helped by a late rally in banks and better-than-expected results from Hewlett-Packard.

  • 'Smart' Cars: Ford's Employee Test Drive Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
    Ford

    Here's a novel idea. Let's take the people who actually work at a car company and put them behind the wheel of the models crucial to that company's future. Ford Motor is starting to do that, and it's probably one of the smartest moves this company has ever made.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The S&P Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:02 AM ET

    Earlier this week, we wrote about the highest yielding stocks on the Dow.  The S&P 500 also has some nice yielding stocks.  If you are worried about the financials being able to continue to pay thier big dividends (with Freddie Mac's big slide, its yield is now over 20%!), there are nearly 40 stocks on the S&P that are currently yielding 5% or more.  Here's a breakdown.

  • Tuning Up Your Portfolio: Part 1 Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:15 PM ET

    O'Reilly Automotive is a play on a new trend in American car ownership.

  • Big 3 Rides: Do You Love'em or Hate'em? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:43 AM ET
    The Big Three

    The latest U. of Michigan survey on customer satisfaction with automakers are a bit perplexing. On one hand, they show there's a wider gap between the Big 3 and their foreign rivals. On the other, these results fly in the face of numerous other studies that show the Big 3 edging closer to competitors when it comes to quality and reliability. Who's right? Both, actually.

  • GM Snubs Oscars Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:23 PM ET

    No more Hollywood nights in those Hollywood hills for Rick Wagoner. General Motors is pulling out of its longtime sponsorship of the Academy Awards leaving ABC without...